Van Gaal criticizes clubs that want to cancel leagues

first_imgThe dutch Louis van Gaal this Saturday criticized the clubs that have asked to cancel the league competitions for the COVID-19 and said that “in sport the winner is declared on the field”.The former coach reproached the call of the current leader of the Eredivisie, Ajax, to suspend the tournament permanently and assured the Dutch newspaper “Algemeen Dagblad” what “There are clubs that use the coronavirus crisis for their own benefit.”“UEFA and FIFA are ready to adjust the rules and offer margin. Okay, let’s start working then. Then it can be expanded a bit next season with more games during the week“Van Gaal proposed. The position of UEFA and the Dutch Football Federation, which plans to resume the Eredivisie in the second half of June, has clashed with that of the Ajax. According to its technical director, Marc Overmars, both institutions are putting economic interests before health of the players and their families due to the risk of contagion. Van Gaal replied that parties should be resumed if health authorities establish “that the coronavirus has been defeated.”With eight days to go, nine for some teams, Ajax and AZ Alkmaar lead the Eredivisie with 56 points, although the Amsterdam team is in the lead on goal difference.“It cannot be that after 25 games an arrangement is made for Ajax to be champion. AZ Alkmaar has the same number of points and we’ve been three-quarters of the season. It does not matter? It doesn’t make sense, “he argued.For Van Gaal, the crisis caused by COVID-19 will also have consequences for the transfer market figures this summer. “I don’t think we will see transfers of more than 100 million euros”he indicated.last_img read more

Adieu Flight MH 370 CRASHED

first_imgFlight MH 370 with 239 persons on boardMarch after seven days it took off fineFamily members friends lovers and parentsTickets in hand to get a chore done as usualLittle did they know it would be a final dateIn prayer modes the world watched for wordMan made filled even on the most recentWithout a clue the whole world just confusedSudden ShockAdieu Flight MH 370CRASHEDThe prayers bellowed high to appease GodIn grief wailing love ones and spouses shriekWildly as ere text messages are posted themSo heartless the act adds insult to much injuryThose expecting a miracle stunned at the newsGone down over weeks lost probably foreverMaybe flying for hours before the sea diveHolding on the last minute contacts they hadTerrible LossAdieu Flight MH 370CRASHEDGoodbye dear friends as you rest beyond usThis may have come so late but now we can cryWith sweet memories of all the good your didHere now we learn a cue to be our best dailyThey were not told to say any goodbye evenLike the doomed final takeoff no one expectedTechnology so safe and brand new failed allLike a kite on the string we have no solid holdDeep SadnessAdieu Flight MH 370Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Caretaker severely beaten by neighbour

first_imgA 62-year-old caretaker is nursing several wounds about his body after he was severely beaten with a piece of wood by his neighbour.Injured is Charles Lamazon, a craft man of Lot 50 South De Kinderen, West Coast Demerara (WCD). He is hospitalised at the Leonora Cottage Hospital, nursing injuries to his head, face, and left hand.Reports are that on Thursday at about 15:00h, Lamazon was at the residence that he takes care of and was in the process of doing repairs to the door of the house when he received information that the suspect, a 29-year-old construction worker, would usually enter the premises when he and his wife are not around.Moments after being given this information, Lamazon noticed the suspect entering the yard and a confrontation occurred.This newspaper was told that as the argument escalated, the suspect allegedly armed himself with a piece of wood that was lying in the yard and dealt several lashes to Lamazon’s body, inclusive of his head, face and hands.Lamazon’s wife, who was also on the premises, rushed out after hearing the commotion and called the police.The police arrived at the scene and arrested the suspect while Lamazon was rushed to the Leonora Cottage Hospital.According to a source close to the investigation, the suspect admitted to the police that he assaulted Lamazon with the piece of wood.When contacted, Commander of D Division (West Bank Demerara-East Bank Essequibo), Senior Superintendent Linden Lord told this publication that ranks returned to the crime scene where they found the piece of wood that the suspect allegedly used to assault his neighbour.He stated that the suspect is presently in police custody and that investigations are ongoing into the matter.last_img read more

Uruguay’s immoveable defence ready for unstoppable Mbappe

first_imgAnd while France pin their hopes on Kylian Mbappe, it is unlikely that the teenage superstar has encountered a defence quite like Uruguay’s.The mouth-watering last-eight tie in Nizhny Novgorod is likely to be decided by a battle between Uruguay’s stifling backline and the speed of Mbappe, 19.Led by captain Diego Godin, and including Jose Gimenez, Martin Caceres and Diego Laxalt, along with goalkeeper Fernando Muslera, Uruguay’s defence have the joint-best record at the World Cup.They passed through the group stage without conceding a goal, and the only player to score against Uruguay was Portugal’s Pepe in the last 16, and that was ultimately in vain.Brazil are the only other team to have conceded just the solitary goal so far.Uruguay have conceded three fewer goals than France. Both teams have scored seven times.Between them, the experienced defence have over 350 international caps between them. They are supremely well-organised and have already served notice that Mbappe will not have the same kind of freedom he enjoyed against Argentina.“If you let France have space it will be very difficult,” Uruguay’s coach Oscar Tabarez said after securing a place in the quarter-finals.And he has also insisted that he is happy to cede possession to France in a bid to make the last four.France’s conundrum against Uruguay is knowing best how to utilise Mbappe and his fellow attacking danger, Antoine Griezmann.The French limped through their group stage but burst to life in their exhilarating 4-3 last-16 win over Argentina, inspired by Paris Saint-Germain’s $220 million (188-million-euro) Mbappe.Didier Deschamps, France’s coach, has already indicated that he is expecting a different kind of game from “solid” Uruguay from the seven-goal thriller in Kazan.The match is likely to be unsurprising, if not only for tactics, but also because of those involved.Whoever — and however — decides the match is likely to have to get one over on a domestic teammate.Cavani, who may play some part despite his calf injury, plays with Mbappe and PSG.Godin and Gimenez are colleagues — and close friends — with Griezmann, Rodrigo Bentancur and Blaise Matuidi play for Juventus, while Luiz Suarez and French defender Samuel Umtiti play for Barcelona.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Atletico Madrid pair Godin and Gimenez have been immense at the back for Uruguay © AFP/File / Adrian DENNISNIZHNIY, Novgorod, Russian Federation, Jul 5 – The build-up to Friday’s quarter-final clash between France and Uruguay has been dominated by individuals, but it may be the South Americans’ almost unbreachable four-man defence which decides the result.While Uruguay sweat on the fitness of striker Edinson Cavani, it should be remembered that La Celeste’s progress in Russia has been built upon their defence as much as their A-list attack.last_img read more

Donegal shares its tourism experience with National Tourism Conference

first_imgIn a report launched as part of the conference, it was found that between 2011 and 2016, the local government sector leveraged a total capital investment of €170.9million in tourist attractions, with €73.3million of this investment made by local authorities, while the matching €97.6million capital was made by other stakeholders including Fáilte Ireland and the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport. This supported 259 attractions with plans advancing for a further 121 new tourism products.  Over 1,400 events and festivals are supported by local authorities every year, contributing to local economies.The Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Patrick O’Donovan TD also addressed the conference and said “Ireland is famous across the globe as a destination that is welcoming and vibrant. Perhaps our greatest potential tourism offering over the coming years is where the aspects of People and Place converge at the level of the local community. This conference showcases the collaboration between communities, industry, state agencies and the local authorities that makes it all happen”.“The Irish tourism offering originates with local people at local level. That’s why this event is so significant, it is the coming together of all local authorities in the country, including those with high profile Irish tourism successes, to share learnings and to see how we can continue to grow and develop our tourism offering in an increasingly competitive global marketplace.”Other speakers at the conference included Jim Deegan, Professor of Tourism at Limerick University, Raymond Coyle of Tayto Park, Paul Kelly from Fáilte Ireland, David McLoughlin of the Wexford Opera Festival and Simon Kay of Center Parcs.Donegal shares its tourism experience with National Tourism Conference was last modified: April 3rd, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Collaborating locally to compete globally – that was the message coming from the National Tourism conference in Wexford where Donegal County Council’s Chief Executive Seamus Neely shared the Donegal Tourism experience.“Donegal’s tourism sector has grown substantially in the last number of years and we believe that there is potential for significant further growth in this sector. Only a relatively small percentage of visitors, who come to Ireland to experience the Wild Atlantic Way, travel north of Galway and we believe that there is a real opportunity for Donegal to increase our share of this market” says Seamus Neely.He added that the tourism sector is very important in Donegal and the business potential of tourism is well proven. “Tourism has been instrumental in our recovery and regeneration with tourism start-ups featuring strongly within the cohort of new businesses in the county”.“Donegal has of late received a number of high profile accolades including being featured as the ‘coolest’ Place on the Planet to visit in 2017 by the National Geographic Traveller Magazine and being awarded the ‘Ireland’s Hidden Gem’ title by readers of the ‘Irish Independent Travel’ Magazine”.“In fact Donegal, the #CoolestPlace has been trending continuously on Twitter for the last few weeks and we firmly believe that with the product offering we have and the accolades we are receiving we will see Donegal move to another level of tourism growth in 2017”The National Tourism conference which was hosted by the Local Government Sector and supported by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport highlighted the significant Irish success stories in tourism and the role of local authorities in facilitating this success. The Irish tourism market is supported by very targeted and active participation by local government and in partnership with a number of government agencies, who work very positively on national, regional and local initiatives.last_img read more